The item name is a mouthful, but simply calling it a bar riser would be a disservice. It’s more than that. The Maine company has been putting motorcyclists into the comfort zone for 30 years, and it’s always a bonus to see the “Made in America” label.
The Tour Performance adapter is a CNC-machined plate that mounts on top of the lower stock handlebar clamps. The original fasteners and upper clamps are reused for securing the handlebar in its new position, one inch further back and 1⅛ inches higher up. The whole installation process takes 10 minutes. Adding to the ease of installation, all original cables and hydraulic lines are retained. No need to replace them with longer ones.
The black powder coat finish is durable and the whole assembly includes two nifty RAM ball attachment points. This is a great feature, because I’ve never been a fan of clamping gadgets onto the handlebar directly. Why do that if it can be done so neatly and orderly instead?
Out on the road, even though I have a long reach and wingspan, the closer bar relaxed my shoulders for a more pleasant ride. If I were riding in off-road competitions and tackling super steep and technical sections, I would miss being able to really get in front of the bar.
Fortunately, I mostly enjoy attacking twisties and venturing down dirt and gravel roads. Even though I’m lucky to live in North Carolina, it still takes me about an hour to get to the really fun roads. The HeliBars relocation adapter really shines when I’m crunching up miles in the early morning and late afternoon. The Yamaha Ténéré 700 continues to be one of my favorite motorcycles, and now it got a little bit more comfortable.
All HeliBars products come with a 30-day money back guarantee and a one-year warranty on all materials and workmanship.